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What I Got at the Post Office Today by Chuck P

Posted November 30, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,516 views]

All of our DJs receive hundreds of CDs a month to consider for airplay. In this regular feature, KCRW DJ Chuck P catalogues his musical bounty from the Post Office each week.
The mid-holiday stretch always brings seasonal cheer, but the post office box sure gets lonely.  Only three packages in the box, but luckily all three look really good.

1) Western States Motel …

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Florence + the Machine Releases KCRW Live Session on Vinyl

Posted November 30, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 4,917 views]

Exciting news for fans of Florence + the Machine! The band’s 7-song live performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic is now available for sale –10” vinyl and digital only—through Amazon.com.
KCRW listeners know that we were the first to play Florence Welch’s music here in the U.S. way back in 2008, a year before her album “Lungs” was even released. We first started spinning …

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The Books Live on KCRW

Posted November 30, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,257 views]

There are many layers to The Books’ music. It’s really quite fascinating and many of our DJs have been enthralled by their latest album “The Way Out.” It even made it onto KCRW Music Librarian Eric J Lawrence’s top 10 albums of the year list.
The band announced this morning that they just remastered all of their records and will be rereleasing them so fans …

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Jason Bentley Helps Launch David Lynch’s Electronic Career

Posted November 29, 2010 by | 3 Comments | 2,939 views]

Earlier this year, Jason Bentley unknowingly played legendary filmmaker David Lynch’s first foray into electronic music on Morning Become Eclectic and announced it as an Underworld track, only to be corrected in a phone call a few moments later.
And, what started out as a simple mistake, became the beginning of Lynch’s career as an electronic artist. Jason put the song “Good Day Today” in …

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Hear New Daft Punk Songs + Exclusive Interview with TRON Legacy Director

Posted November 29, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 3,949 views]

TRON: Legacy Director Joseph Kosinski shared a handful of new Daft Punk songs with KCRW Music Director (and TRON Music Supervisor) Jason Bentley and you can hear them HERE!
Aside from debuting the score cues, Kosinski tells us the story behind each one in an exclusive interview. I was lucky enough to be in the room during the soundtrack preview event and even though I’ve …

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RR’s Top 10 Albums of 2010

Posted November 29, 2010 by | 2 Comments | 4,706 views]

Since I still consider myself more of a music fan than a music “professional” I chose my list around the albums I literally played most this year – and which ones I think I’ll still be pressing play on well into 2011 and beyond.
(two notes — Local Natives’s “Gorilla Manor” was on my list last year or it certainly would have been this year. …

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The Books, Bonobo, Andreya Triana, and more on KCRW

Posted November 28, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,702 views]

Upcoming on MBE and KCRW Presents
Monday, November 29
Jason Bentley presents an exclusive TRON: Legacy soundtrack preview when he talks with director Joseph Kosinski about the much anticipated film and shares highlights from Daft Punk’s score in the 10 o’clock hour on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
The duo known as The Books offer captivating and experimental songs that create “chapters” on their new release. Many of our …

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KCRW DJs Top Albums of 2010

Posted November 24, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 3,132 views]

All of our DJs have submitted their Top 10 Albums of 2010 and you can see their lists here. Below are all the albums that were listed as #1 in random order so you can see a compilation of the best of the best!
Most of these bands have performed at the station this year or have been features on KCRW’s Music Blog– click on …

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Kwaku Alston is Our Guest DJ

Posted November 24, 2010 by | 2 Comments | 4,120 views]

I was walking down Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach during First Fridays, a monthly festival where the streets are packed with people and food trucks, and sought solace in a small art gallery. I literally stumbled in there because I needed some quiet and calm and came across these incredible photos of Venice, and the characters that make it so special. I tracked down …

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RECORD DIGGIN with Anthony Valadez

Posted November 24, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,064 views]

DJ Anthony Valadez is certainly one of the more colorful characters around KCRW and now we know what he does when he’s alone in the basement from midnight to 3am on Monday night/Tuesday morning.  Check out his latest show in the archives.

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